January 27-30, 2019
La Cantera Resort & Spa
San Antonio, Texas

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

 

SUNDAY, January 27  

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm 

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm 

Registration

Welcome to San Antonio Opening Reception 

MONDAY, January 28  

7:00 am - 5:00 pm

Registration Open

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Breakfast Buffet

9:00 am -10:15 am

Opening General Session with Keynote Address: Economist Chris Kuehl, Armada Corporate Intelligence, "Hello Darkness My Old Friend: the Return of Inflation"

10:45 am- 11:15 am

Industry Updates

11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Keynote Speaker: Neil Pasricha, The Happiness Equation

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

Lunch Buffet

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Bonus General Session: Independent Retail Chains on the Rise—Discover Their Growth Secrets

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Regulatory Issues Update, Mike Bober, PIJAC

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Tariffs and Trade Wars Effect on Pet Products Import/Export; Thomas A. Cook, Blue Tiger International

   Open Evening To Explore San Antonio!

TUESDAY, January 29

 
8:00 am - 9:00 am Buffet Breakfast
8:00 am - 9:00 am PIDA Distributor Breakfast & Annual Meeting
9:00 am - 10:00 am Keynote Address: Jeff Bush, Washington Insider
10:30 am - 11:00 am  Industry Updates
11:00 am - 12:15 pm Special Address: Tony La Russa, Hall of Fame Manager and Animal Rescue Foundation Co-Founder
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm  Lunch Buffet
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm      PIDA Executive Conferences
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Improving Pet Care Community Perceptions; Jennifer Valenzuela, LRW 
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm  Generational Report Study Results; Julie Springer, APPA Market Research Analyst
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Networking Dinner
WEDNESDAY, January 30  
7:30 am - 9:00 am Breakfast Buffet
7:30 am - 11:30 am   PIDA Executive Conferences  
9:00 am - 11:30 am Breakout Sessions
12:00 pm - 5:30 pm Golf Tournament
12:30 pm - 5:30 pm The "Spirits" of San Antonio Tour
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Closing Dinner


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